6/28 (Mon) SPJ Online Seminar Series 10th

This is the announcement of the 10th SPJ Online Seminar "Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): The Next 10 Years for Suppression".

SDGs Promise Japan ( SPJ ), a certified NPO, is holding an online seminar series "Thinking about Global Health in the Age of With Corona: Infectious Diseases and Human Security" (past seminar YouTube available) ..

The 10th installment of the series is titled “Neglected Tropical Diseases ( NTDs ): The Next 10 Years Towards Elimination”. ) and Aya Yajima (Neglected Tropical Diseases Specialist, World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office) as lecturers. (with simultaneous interpretation)

Currently, NTDs are said to infect more than 1 billion people, mainly in developing countries. What is the current state of suppression activities in Corona?
What are the suppression targets announced for 2030? This is a valuable opportunity for both of you to learn about the points of NTDs that you should know now that you are being asked how to deal with infectious diseases again! Please join us!

Date: June 28, 2021 (Monday) 18: 00-19: 00 (Japan time)
Theme: Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): Next 10 Years to Suppress
Lecturer: Thoko Elphick-Pooley (Uniting to Combat NTDs, Director)
Aya Yajima (World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office, Neglected Tropical Diseases Specialist)
* Simultaneous interpretation included
Organizer: SDGs Promise Japan (SPJ)
Target: Adults, university students (youth), global health / international cooperation personnel, journalists, etc.
How to hold: Zoom Video Webinar ▼ Please apply in advance from this link.
* We will send a Zoom URL for participation to those who apply.

Details can also be confirmed at the following site.
Blog | SDGs Promise Japan (sdgspromise.org)

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Thoko Elphick-Pooley (Uniting to Combat NTDs, Director)
He leads the "Uniting to Combat NTDs", a coordinating base for NTDs suppression activities around the world. Uniting to Combat NTDs are a unique and powerful coalition of global health agencies, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, charities, donor countries and governments of NTD-infested countries, with more than the poorest billion people on the planet. We are working to end the suffering of NTDs affecting people in the world.

Aya Yajima (World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office, Neglected Tropical Diseases Specialist)
Since 2015, as a Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Specialist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Office, collaborate with WHO headquarters, national offices, other UN agencies, donors and partners to eradicate NTD. And support policy planning / implementation, financing, etc. From 2009 to 2015, worked in the NTD Countermeasures Department of WHO Headquarters. After graduating from the University of London and earning a master's degree in environmental hygiene from Thailand, he received a doctorate in parasite transmission control from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He holds a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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